Following todays antics you may well have been forgiven for wondering where that supposed paragon of liberal virtue, Nick Clegg has been. Clegg, infamous for selling out the Liberal Democrats policy commitments on tuition fees and selling short electoral reform for a seat around David Camerons Cabinet table, was appointed appointed head of Facebooks ‘Global Communications Team’ back in October last year.
So, with such a liberal guy in charge surely nothing could go wrong? Well, of course, today proved that theory wrong as Facebook removed Tommy Robinson, Raheem Kassam and scores of pro-Tommy activists. Mohammad Shafiq, who seems to have some questionable friends, Chief Executive of the Ramadan Foundation took responsibility.
And, lo and behold, what should surface but the above snap of Clegg and Shafiq looking quite cosy together. Shafiq was apparently a Liberal Democrat at a time and this is how he came to meet Clegg. So, now the mystery begins to look a little less mysterious……this unholy alliance looks set to further damage free speech on Facebook as they show their intolerant true colours.